Studying sociology will help you understand the world around you and think more deeply about cause and effects.
Topics covered include crime, globalisation, relationships, inequality, social media and social research.
During the course you will develop your research skills alongside your debating, data handling and communication skills.
Studying sociology lends itself to a broad range of careers as the skills developed during the course are wide ranging.
Many sociologists go into the education, legal or social care professions.
Selection of jobs using the subject Sociology
- Aid worker
- Care worker
- Charity director
- Children's nurse
- Civil Service administrative officer
- Clinical psychologist
- Diplomatic Service officer
- Family mediator
- Family support worker
- Housing officer
- Housing policy officer
- Human resources officer
- Learning mentor
- Life coach
- Media researcher
- Residential support worker
- Social services manager
- Social worker
- Welfare rights officer
Do a free, online course to find out more about sociology (looks good on your CV too!)
- Building Character through Youth Social Action
- Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation
- People Studying People: Research Ethics in Society
Or view other online courses in sociology
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to sociology:
- Social Worker (degree) - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:36 months
- Healthcare Support Worker - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Adult Care Worker - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Police Constable - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:36 months
- Policy Officer - Level:4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education). Typical length: 24 months
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